As part of an ongoing series streamed on the Greentech Media website, Clean Energy Connections will host "Intelligent Infrastructure: Designing Smart Buildings for NYC" on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street), New York. You can watch it in this article or on the GTM homepage.

With New York City’s building stock eating up $15 billion in yearly energy costs and accounting for 75 percent of the city’s total greenhouse gas emissions, a sweeping effort is underway to make NYC’s buildings more efficient. Advances in information technology, architectural design, and energy management are converging to create smart buildings that allow for greater efficiency, control and comfort. But what combination of technology and design makes a building 'smart'?

Two beacons of the industry, Ariella Maron, the Deputy Commissioner for Energy of New York City, and Constantine Kontakosta, Director of the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Schack Institute, are going one-on-one to dive into the future of analytics in the building space. Between the two of them, Maron has helped revamp NYC’s commitment to sustainability as a key figure in the development and implementation of PlaNYC, and Kontakosta paved the way for interdisciplinary investigation into applied research and technology in the real estate and construction industries as the founding director of the NYU Schack Institute’s Center for the Built Environment. They will be discussing the technology, design and investments in smart buildings that are reshaping the cleantech landscape in NYC.

We invite our readers to be be part of the event by submitting questions to: sara@solar1.org with the subject line "Intelligent Infrastructure: Question for Speakers." Questions can be submitted until 3 PM on June 6, 2012.

Event Details:
Opening Speaker:

David Pospisil, Manager, Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Featured Speakers:

Ariella Maron, Deputy Commissioner for Energy Management, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Constantine Kontakosta, Director of the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Schack Institute

Greentech Media is the media sponsor for this series and will host the live web stream of this event in this article and at www.greentechmedia.com. Visit http://www.cleanecnyc.org/next-event/ for more details about the event.